Super Simple Pizza Dough Recipe

My favorite pizza dough recipe. Super straight forward, simple ingredients and freezes incredibly well. It has saved me a massive amount of money and helps prevent dining out or grabbing take out pizza when the day is super busy.

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  • 2 cup warm water

  • 4 teaspoon sugar

  • 2 packet active yeast

  • 5 cups of flour

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 2 TBSP olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 450 F / 230 C

  • In a large bowl combine warm water, sugar and yeast. Whisk and let sit for about 10 minutes so the yeast activates (it will look foamy and aliiiiiive)

  • Add the flour, salt and olive oil and stir to combine. Dough will be shaggy, which is exactly what you want.

  • Cover bowl with tea towel and let rise in a warm space for 1 hour

  • Dust clean workspace with flour and gently pull dough from bowl onto surface.

  • Knead by hand for about 10 minutes until you form a smooth ball.

  • Lightly oil the bowl you just used for the dough to rise and place ball of dough inside gently. Cover with towel and allow to rise for 30 minutes.

  • Drop dough onto workspace and divide into as many pieces as you want. I use a bench scraper for this and form 8 small balls of dough.

  • Shape each ball of dough into mini pizza. Or, whatever sized pizza you want.

  • Top with pizza sauce and whatever toppings you feel like.

  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until crust is a beautiful shade of pizza crust.

  • Eat the pizza.

To freeze dough

  • Prepare dough, except take each of the balls and place in a zip lock or stasher bag. Label and place in freezer.

  • When you wake up one morning and think “man I really fancy pizza today” take a bag of dough out and let defrost. Then make as normal.

To prepare pizza to freezer

  • Preheat the oven to 450 F / 232 C

  • Prepare dough for crust

  • Shape into pizza shapes

  • Place each mini pizza on parchment paper

  • Parbake dough (this means partially baking the dough for rapid freezing)

  • Place one pizza at a time in oven for 6-7 minutes.

  • Remove, and allow to cool completely.

  • When totally cool, top normally with pizza sauce, cheese. whatever.

  • Lay pizzas uncovered on a cookie sheet and place in freezer to totally freeze.

  • Remove each pizza when it’s frozen and wrap individually. I like to wrap mine in seran wrap to prevent any freezer burn, and then foil for an extra layer of protection.

  • Label with a sharpie and place into freezer for storage.

  • When you’re ready to eat it, remove foil and seran wrap and place on cookie sheet.

  • Bake at 450 F in the middle rack for 15-20 minutes, or until crust is beautiful.

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